Welcome to the twenty-third edition of the Short Science Podcast.
Join Emma and Elizabeth for all the very best science in brief!
We kick off the podcast with a few prominent science news headlines from the week including:
- get your cockroaches sliding back down the wall
- cancer can cross the placenta
- helpful chimps - but only if you ask nicely
- gout may be the answer for Parkinson's sufferers
Emma starts the capsules this week with a Capsule Science on fireworks.
Our guest Capsule this week is from Chrissie Douglass, Science Media Production MSc student here at Imperial College. She tells us about her life long fascination with science communication.
Elizabeth rounds off the capsules this week with Capsule Medicine, looking at firework injuries and burns.
And for a bit of light relief after all this mighty serious science (!) a short quiz, and a maths conundrum for you to take a crack at! Just send in your answers by 10am (UK time) on Wednesday 11th November 2009.
Contact us with your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send us your requests for topics to cover, or offer up your science and join us on the show! Visit our website for more information http://www.shortscience.co.uk/.
You can also join our guests by posting your profile and/or your 'Capsule Science'.
If you want to listen to the broadcast show (which includes some light musical interludes) then catch us live on Wednesdays at 12-1pm or listen again - all at http://www.icradio.com/.